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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Specialist Palliative Care

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Nottinghamshire Healthcare are excited to offer an opportunity for an Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join our Specialist Palliative Care services.

Based from Bassetlaw Hospice in Retford, the successful candidate will undertake a programme of advanced study, working under the direct supervision of Consultants in Palliative Medicine.

The successful candidate will have opportunity to experience a breadth of placement and settings in order to develop the essential knowledge and expertise to work as a fully qualified Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Palliative Medicine, providing complex care to patients and those important to them as they approach the end of their lives.

Main duties of the job

Under supervision, the trainee will develop specialist knowledge and skills to provide healthcare autonomously to patients in their speciality through an established ACP training pathway. The Trainee will work to develop and demonstrate competence in expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and build competences for expanded scope of advanced clinical practice.

Whilst in training the the successful candidate will undertake the MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice as an apprentice included in the curriculum are work-based learning modules. As well as the academic pathway the trainee will follow the three-year supervisor-supported ACP training program mapped against established national and regional competencies.

The trainee will gain the skills under direct supervision to undertake clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with undiagnosed and undifferentiated conditions. The trainee will also develop advanced skills in clinical decision making, critical thinking, advance care planning and clinical management skills based upon evidence-based practice.

As part of our commitment to you, you will be supported with continuous professional development through supervision, training and education by our Consultant body and internal training opportunities, you will also be encouraged to make professional links both regionally and nationally.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join our specialist service as an Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner and will give the right person opportunities to shape the services in the future.

We are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated and determined practitioner from either from a Nursing or Allied Health Professional background with a wide breadth of recent experience including primary and secondary care and with a strong knowledge of palliative care. You will have extensive experience at Band 6/7 or equivalent senior knowledge and skills.

The successful candidate must be willing to undertake study including independent prescribing if not already completed, and the MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice or equivalent, as well as associated study portfolio and be confident in their ability to work autonomously in a in a complex setting.

You will ideally have experience of dealing with cancer, frailty, long term conditions and especially palliative and end of life care.

The post holder will need to have excellent organisational skills, be a good communicator, work well within a team, demonstrate a caring, compassionate, and professional approach to patients, those important to them and colleagues.

If this post sounds like you, we would love to receive your application. Please contact the team to discuss further.

Person Specification



  • Empathetic and psychologically minded
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well organised
  • Leadership skills
  • Motivated and a motivator
  • Team builder and team member
  • Autonomous and able to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to manage own wellbeing with access to supervision to sustain this


  • Highly specialist skill in working with people
  • Experience of supporting other staff and students including training
  • Experience of managing a project or service initiative
  • Experience of leading service development



  • Experience and expertise in assessing and managing complex caseloads
  • Experience of working with patients approaching end of life
  • Experience of leading service development
  • Experience of effective multi-disciplinary/agency working and established interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Experience of MDT teams
  • Experience in using research evaluation/audit tools and demonstrating need
  • Experience of clinically supervising others


  • Experience of service improvement initiatives
  • Experience of a variety of settings including secondary and primary care



  • Recognised NMC or HCPC Degree/Diploma
  • NMC Registered or HCPC Registered
  • Recognised ACP Masters Qualification

Values and Behaviours


  • All staff should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as identified within the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Bassetlaw Hospice

North Road


DN22 7XF

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